## Algebra 2 Common Core

$0.97$
Using the order of operations, we first have to evaluate the exponent: $1\div2^{2}-0.54+1.26 = 1\div4-0.54+1.26$. Next is division: $1\div4-0.54+1.26=0.25-0.54+1.26$. Now simply work from left to right: $0.25-0.54+1.26=-0.29+1.26=0.97$.